Topic: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
NHL deal, which must still be ratified, would allow up to 60 percent of the season to be played. Players to split revenue 50-50 with NHL and get a pension for first time.
After 113 days and overnight negotiations, the National Hockey League seems to be on the verge of an agreement with the players' association. There will be changes to pension plans, the players' share of hockey-related income, and salary caps.
Some 10,000 workers at the largest US port returned to work Wednesday after an eight-day strike. The longshoreman's union says the deal prevents $87,000 per year clerical jobs from being outsourced overseas.
Replacement refs could include retired college referees or even current ones. Since contract talks with regular referees continue, the NFL will start training sessions for replacement refs later this month.